Relevant Research Groups
Ms Gericke is responsible for the development and coordination of the programme in Textile and Polymer Science (launched in 2003). This relatively new approach to this study field focus on textile science with a strong scientific base in Chemistry and Polymer Science. The research focus is on the development and evaluation of technical and performance textiles for niche markets – including smart textiles and nano-fibres.
Go to Adine Gericke's Research page
Living Radical Polymerization (LRP) is used as the central technique in the synthesis of advanced macromolecular architectures. Self-assembly of these architectures and heterogeneous polymerization processes are used to create ordered structures on a larger length scale. In order to optimize the degree of control in LRP processes, mechanistic studies are conducted to increase the understanding of the fundamental processes involved.
Go to Bert Klumperman's Research page
Research in our group can be broadly characterised as investigations of the structure property-relationship in complex polymer materials including semi-crystalline polymers, multiphase copolymers, nano-structured polymers and nano-filled polymer composite. We are interested in the synthesis of these materials as well as in the development of novel analytical approaches and techniques to characterise these materials.
Go to Peter Mallon's Research page